Bear for Breakfast/Makwa kidji kijebà wìsiniyàn
Donovan is hungry for a special kind of breakfast—bear! Includes both English and Anishinàbemowin text!
Donovan is hungry for a special kind of breakfast... Makwa!
It's breakfast time and Donovan knows exactly what he wants this morning! Not eggs, not pancakes, not cereal. No, what he wants is BEAR, just like his grandfather used to eat for breakfast!
So Donovan sets off to bag a bear of his own, going on an adventurous hunt through the woods, where he stalks and is stalked by an ant, a squirrel, and a dog; but they are not bears, so he shoos them away!
When Donovan finally meets a real, big and growling bear, he quickly learns that sometimes breakfast tastes best when it doesn't have any teeth!
This dual language edition includes both the original English text and an Algonquin translation.
This story was inspired by Donovan, a first-grader in in La Loche, a community in northern Saskatchewan that Robert Munsch visited in January, 1990. When Robert asked what the kids liked to eat, Donovan said that he liked to eat BEAR! Illustrator Jay Odjick is a member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation and the creator of the Algonquin Word of the Day series.
About the Author/Illustrator
Robert Munsch is the author of dozens of bestselling books, including Smelly Socks, Blackflies, Braids! and So Much Snow! He is a hero to generations of young Canadians, a member of the Order of Canada, and has a star on Canada's Walk of Fame. Robert Munsch lives in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Jay Odjick is an artist and writer from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Algonquin community, just outside of Maniwaki, Quebec, Canada. He has created comic books and produced the animated TV series Kagagi: The Raven, which airs in Canada, the US, and Australia. He previously illustrated Robert Munsch''s picture book Blackflies. He is thrilled to be able to join forces with Robert Munsch to bring stories about today's Indigenous kids to a broad audience.